Help us make your search for an Au Pair even better!
We’re always looking for ways to improve the AupairIreland website and we love adding new features designed to make your life a little easier. For example, we’re adding a ‘Remember Me’ tickbox to the login forms, meaning you won’t have to type in your username and password every time you visit the website.
We know the best source of ideas for improvement are our site members. So, if you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see added, or if there was something nice you liked on another site, please mention it below. If we decide to implement it we’ll give you a free upgrade to a Premium account next time you need it.
Today we added in some new search fields to help our site members. Now you can search for job-seekers who are interested in working with either special needs children, or as elderly companions.
To find these job-seekers just log into your account, click the ‘Search Jobseekers’ link on the left-hand-side navigation and you’ll see these new search fields in the main search form.
To give you even more detail on job-seekers we have given them the option of listing their dietry requirements, ie. vegetarian, vegan etc. This option isn’t searchable yet, but will be in the near future.
As part of their Premium Membership package host families can include contact details on their ads. Including contact details allows job-seekers, who are not site members, send their job application directly to you.
There are three different methods of including your contact details on your ads, they are:
Display Email Address on Ad – Setting this to Yes displays your registered email address at the bottom of the ad
Display Telephone Number on Ad – Setting this to Yes displays your telephone number at the bottom of the ad
– Setting this to Yes adds an enquiry form to the bottom of your ad. You should choose this option if you would like unregistered jobseekers to be able to contact you, but you don’t want your contact details, email address and telephone number, made public.
As you enable any of these options an icon will automatically display on your ad on the jobs listing page, and also on your job detail page. These icons encourage more jobseekers to view your ad and increase the number of ad views and job applications.
To enable these features click ‘Update Details’ on your left-hand-side navigation, and you will see the options at the bottom of the page . You should set each according to your preferences.
When you sign up for an account on AuPairIreland.ie you are automatically assigned a Free Trial account. Your Free Trial account allows you to view three full CVs (including the jobseekers full contact details) and post one job advertisement.
To get the most out of the Free Trial we recommend you post a detailed ad, including all relevant job details, and the job’s location in the title. Doing this means applicants are well informed and are then less likely to change their mind after you contact them with the full job description.
Remember, your Free Trial gives you three CV views, so you’d be much better off viewing applicants’ CVs, than doing an au pair search and viewing CVs that way, as you already know the applicant is interested in the position and less likely to change their mind when you contact them.